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Author:
Heider
Subject:
La Crosse County (Wis.) -- History
Creator:
Heider, Hazel Rahn
Author:
La Crosse County Countryman
Subject:
History
Creator:
Bryhn, Estella
Description:
Newspaper articles taken from the West Salem journal, and La Crosse County countryman.
Author:
Lewis Publishing Company
Subject:
La Crosse County (Wis.) -- Biography
Monroe County (Wis.) -- Biography
Juneau County (Wis.) -- Biography
Author:
W.C. Rogers
Subject:
United States
Wisconsin
La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.)--History
La Crosse (WIs.)--Directories
Creator:
Spencer Carr 1811-1880
Description:
this list includes men and eligible women and is not a comprehensive listing of La Crosse residents at the time of publication; it was an attempt to draw young people to the fledgling community on the prairie
Carr was pastor at First Baptist Church
Author:
La Crosse Board of Trade
Subject:
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Views
Description:
"From the Annual report of the Board of Trade for 1891, with representative illustrations of its residences and public buildings by the Art Gravure & Etching Co."
Author:
Wisconsin Historical Society
Creator:
McMillan, Morrison
Description:
"Early Settlement of La Crosse and Monroe Counties" by Morrison McMillan, describes the advantages of the location that first attracted Indians and then white settlers to the area. The organization of the town, the construction of buildings and organization of churches, and the leading citizens in La Crosse are discussed. McMillan then moves to describe the history of Monroe County, the first white settler Franklin Pettit, relations with Indians, and the establishment of other towns in the county.
Part of Wisconsin Historical Collections, Volume IV (1859), pp.387-
Author:
La Crosse Public Library Archives
Creator:
La Crosse Public Library Archives
Description:
Discover the history and architecture of La Crosse through the guided tours in this online resource. Experience the development, beauty, and changing architectural styles of La Crosse from the boomtown riverboat days through the present. Learn about La Crosse's past - about the people and their stories. Interested in seeing this architecture in person? Use the resources on the website to create your own self-guided tour, or join the La Crosse Public Library Archives in the spring and fall of each year during our historic walking tour events.
Author:
Western Historical Company
Subject:
United States
Wisconsin
La Crosse
La Crosse County (Wis.)--History
La Crosse County (Wis.)--Biography
Creator:
Butterfield, Consul Willshire
Subject:
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Creator:
Miller, Stanley N.
Description:
A PhD dissertation completed in 1959, Stanley M. Miller discusses La Crosse's history from 1900-1950. He discusses the transition from the reliance upon the lumber industry to manufacturing, increased civil responsibility, prosperity, World War I, civic improvements, the Great Depression, World War II and social life.
Author:
Thesis (B.A.) -- University of Wisconsin
Subject:
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Creator:
Keeler, Ray Monroe
Author:
La Crosse Public Library Archives
Subject:
Cemeteries--Wisconsin--La Crosse County--Reigsters
Cemeteries--Wisconsin-La Crosse County--History
La Crosse County (Wis.)--History
Creator:
La Crosse Public Library Archive (La Crosse, Wis.)s
Description:
Provides histories of La Crosse County cemeteries with navigational maps. Also links to an online database for searching those interred in the county.
Author:
La Crosse County Historical Society (La Crosse, Wis.)
Subject:
History
Creator:
La Crosse County Historical Society (La Crosse, Wis.)
Description:
Series 1. Reminiscences of a La Crosse County Pioneer / William Van Zant (p.7) -- The beginnings of Bangor / Anna M. Jenkins (p.13) -- Early days in Onalaska / Carrie Saunders (p.17) -- The Swiss settlers of Mormon Coulee / George Zielke (p21) -- Early transportation on the Upper Mississippi / Charles Jagow (p.25) -- Early steamboat and packet lines / Ruth Bristow (p.31) -- Early steamboats on the Upper Mississippi River / Ruth Bristow (p.35) -- Mississippi River steamboat stories / Harry G. Dyer (p.39) -- His dreams came true, sketch of Colonel Thomas B. Stoddard, first mayor of La Crosse / Ellis B. Usher (p.45) -- Recollections of T.B. Stoddard / H.E. Rogers (p.51) -- Music of early La Crosse / Mrs. John F. Doherty (p.55) -- Rafting on Black River / Emil Heintz (p.59) -- Log marking / A.H. Sanford (p.67) -- Log scaling / A.F. Sanford (p.69)
Author:
La Crosse County Historical Society (La Crosse, Wis.)
Subject:
History
Creator:
La Crosse County Historical Society (La Crosse, Wis.)
Description:
Series 2. A general sketch of La Crosse history / Albert H. Sanford (p.7) -- Comments on the site of La Crosse by early explorers / Robert Fries (p.15) -- Early Overland Routes of travel to La Crosse / Katharine Wesson (p.19) -- The building of the Southern Minnesota Railroad / H.E. Rogers (p.28) -- The car ferry from La Crosse to Grand Crossing, Minnesota / H.E. Rogers (p.31) -- Some early La Crosse steamboats / Edward M. Winslow (p.35) -- The Young Men's Library Association and other antecedents of La Crosse Public Library / Lilly M.E. Borresen (p.37) -- Reminiscences of my childhood / Dr. J.E. Engstad (p.51) -- Recollections of early days in La Crosse County / W.E. Barber (p.65) -- Jewish settlers of La Crosse prior to 1880 / H.J. Hirshheimer (p.78) -- Dr. Wendell A. Anderson / John P. Bird (p.83) -- Josiah L. Pettingill / G.C. Ellis (p.87) -- Officers of La Crosse County Historical Society, meetings of La Crosse County Historical Society, 1925-1935 (p.93)
Author:
La Crosse County Historical Society (La Crosse, Wis.)
Subject:
History
Creator:
La Crosse County Historical Society (La Crosse, Wis.)
Description:
Series 3. Looking pine in Wisconsin (p.7) -- An early logging contract / Albert H. Sanford (p.11) -- Some economic aspects of the lumber industry / Robert Fries (p.14) -- Life in a lumber camp / Frank Hartman (p.19) -- Lumber jack poems (p.25) -- Log marking and scaling / Albert H. Sanford (p.29) -- Rafting in Black River / Emil Heintz (p.35) -- Memories of lumbering on Black River / Charles P. Crosby (p.43) -- Smell of the sawdust / Douglas Malloch (p.57) -- The beginnings of a great industry in La Crosse / Albert H. Sanford (p.59) -- The passing of the sawmills and the growth of manufacturers in La Crosse / H.J. Hirshheimer (p.69) -- Sawmills of Onalaska, North La Crosse and La Crosse (p.99)
Author:
La Crosse County Historical Society (La Crosse, Wis.)
Subject:
History
Creator:
La Crosse County Historical Society (La Crosse, Wis.)
Description:
Early customs and activities of La Crosse churches / Geneve Caldwell (p.7) -- The story of Carl Hanson / Mrs. Emma Hanson Heath (p.16) -- Dr. Mary Elizabeth Lottridge / Mrs. Ida Tilson (p.20) -- The Ohio Mill Company / Albert H. Sanford (p.23) -- Manufacturing in La Crosse, 1853-1880 / H.J. Hirshheimer (p.25) -- Beginnings of the La Crosse Plow Company / A. Hirshheimer (p.52) -- Reminiscences of a lumber camp teamster / recounted by M. Desmond (p.55) -- Two old songs (p.60) -- The first telephone of La Crosse / told by John Burns (p.62) -- Telephone systems of La Crosse / W.F. Goodrich (p.63) -- The fight for physical connection of telephone systems / Frank Winter (p.69) -- The La Crosse Medical School / William Snow Miller (p.73) -- August Wehausen / Augusta Wehausen (p.86) -- Early kindergartens in La Crosse / Mrs. J.S. Otten (p.88) -- The name Onalaska (p.99)
Author:
La Crosse County Historical Society (La Crosse, Wis.)
Subject:
History
Creator:
La Crosse County Historical Society (La Crosse, Wis.)
Description:
Types of architecture illustrated in La Crosse and vicinity / Harold Weisse (p.7) -- Harmon J.B . Miller / Mary I. Miller (p.7)22 -- Comments on Miss Miller's paper / Albert H. Sanford (p.31) -- Personal recollections of Nathan Myrick / an interview with Frank Winter (p.32) -- Girlhood recollections / Mrs Levi Pease (p.33) -- How Cameron Park came about / Charles H. Schweizer (p.41) -- Congregational and Presbyterian beginnings in La Crosse / Albert H. Sanford (p.43) -- Old man river / Mrs. Pauline Turner Funke (p.50) -- Historic homes of Neshonoc and West Salem / Mrs. Rachel Gullickson (p.54) -- The Settlement of the town of Hamilton / Guy C. Ellis (p.67) -- The Black River boom / Hannibal Plain (p.74) -- Olden days, boys' games and sports / Dr. D.S. McArthur (p.83) -- Manufacturing in La Crosse, 1853-1880, additions and corrections / H.J. Hirshheimer (p.87) -- More about early La Crosse kindergartens (p.92)
Author:
La Crosse County Historical Society (La Crosse, Wis.)
Subject:
History
Creator:
La Crosse County Historical Society (La Crosse, Wis.)
Description:
La Crosse boards of Trade and Chamber of Commerce / E.S. Hebberd (p.5) -- Pioneering in Wisconsin and Minnesota / Louis Larson (p.18) -- Bridging the Mississippi at La Crosse and Winona / H.J. Hirssheimer (p.33) -- Interior decorations and furnishing, 1870-1900 / Mrs. Arthur E. Hebberd (p.41) -- Some early La Crosse County authors / David A. Coate (p.51) -- History of the natural setting of La Crosse Wisconsin / Minnie E. Lemaire (p.73) -- Social life in early La Crosse / Mary A. Clarke (p.76) -- The Mormons of Mormon Coulee / Albert H. Sanford (p.87)
Author:
La Crosse County Historical Society (La Crosse, Wis.)
Subject:
History
Creator:
La Crosse County Historical Society (La Crosse, Wis.)
Description:
Records and reminiscences / Egid Hackner (p.1) -- The first kindergarten in La Crosse, a tribute to Miss Mary Williams / Eugene O. Edwards (p.19) -- La Crosse River history and the Davidsons / H.J. Hirshheimer (p.23) -- Since the turn of the century in La Crosse / Cameron L. Baldwin (p.37) -- Old-time kitchens and cooking / Mrs. B.A. Spangler (p.46) -- Christian F. Hoffman, teacher and composer of music / Charlotte Loomis (p.52) -- Beginnings of the Salzer Memorial Methodist Church / Emil J. Bernet (p.54) -- Dress in early La Crosse / Mrs. Arthur E. Hebberd (p.64) -- Carl Rau, artist / D.O. Coate (p.75) -- An immigrant's memories / Mrs. T.S.V. Wroolie (p.77) -- The Humane Society and its successors / Gysbert van Steenwyk (p.83) -- Recollections of social welfare work / E.S. Hebberd (p.91) -- Our society and the centennial years, 1941 and 1942 (p.95) -- Old first ward school days, two episodes / H.J. Hirshheimer (p.97), Recalling school days / E. O. Edwards (p.99), Pleasant memories / Wesley S. Moe (p.103)
Author:
La Crosse County Historical Society (La Crosse, Wis.)
Subject:
History
Creator:
La Crosse County Historical Society (La Crosse, Wis.)
Description:
Notes on early La Crosse / Mrs. P.S. McArthur (p.5) -- Lewis Valley / O.S. Sisson (p.9) -- Biography of G. Van Steenwyk, Sr. / G. van Steenwyk (p.15) -- Post Office of North La Crosse / R.S. Rynning (p.23) -- More records and reminiscences / Egid Hackner (p.25) -- Normanna Sangerkor / R.S. Rynning (p.29) -- Biography of E.B. Rynning / R.S. Rynning (p.41) -- A view of the Swayer and Austin Sawmill / A.H. Sanford (p.48) -- Indoor games of boys and girls in early times / Mrs. B.A. Spangler (p.61) -- Biography of H.J. Hirshheimer / Dora D. Marshall (p.75) -- Autobiography / Harry Spence (p.77) -- Albert Hart Sanford, teacher and historian / Eleanor R. Sanford (p.102) -- A Vermonter in the west, 1859 / George H. Button (p.104) -- Pioneer stories retold, The Dow Family / Evelyn McClintock (p.113), Pioneer days in Holland Township / Arnold Black (p.114), A pioneer episode / Frederick J. Meyer (p.116), Pioneer days / R. and Mildred Hulberg (p.117), Grandfather's memories of Indians / Wayne C. Bradley (p.118), Their first Christmas in America / Calverna Schams (p.119), A Bohemian Family on St. Joseph's Ridge / Frances Clements (p.120)
Author:
Spicer & Buschman
Subject:
Business enterprises -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse -- History
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Author:
Land & Thompson
Subject:
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Industries
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Commerce
Subject:
La Crosse (Wis.)
La Crosse County (Wis.)
Wisconsin--La Crosse--Maps
Wisconsin--La Crosse County--Maps
Mississippi River
Nautical charts--Mississippi River
Mississippi River--Navigation--Maps
Description:
This group of material includes maps and atlases of La Crosse County of a variety of types, including plat (rural land ownership), highway, soil, topographic; city of La Crosse (Wisconsin) including zoning, parks, and street; other La Crosse County municipalities; and representative pre- and post-lock and dam charts and maps of the Upper Mississippi River. The date range of this map collection is approximately 1854-1987 and explores the rich history of the area from the days of logging to the post-lock and dam system on the Mississippi River. This project brings together in an online environment content that is located physically at three separate institutions: the La Crosse Public Library, Murphy Library at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Maps and Atlases of La Crosse County, Wisconsin, and the Upper Mississippi River is a collaborative project completed by the UWDCC and the La Crosse Public Library. Digitization of Maps and Atlases of La Crosse County, Wisconsin, and the Upper Mississippi River was funded, in part, through a 2008 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant. LSTA is governed by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) which is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.
Author:
Western Historical Association
Subject:
United States
Wisconsin
La Crosse
La Crosse County (Wis.)--History
La Crosse County (Wis.)--Biography
Creator:
Bryant, Benjamin F.
Author:
Area Research Center, Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Subject:
La Crosse County (Wis.) -- History -- Indexes
La Crosse County (Wis.) -- Biography -- Indexes
La Crosse County (Wis.) -- History
Description:
A name index to the History of La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1881.
Author:
L.P. Philippi Company
Subject:
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Description and travel
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Pictorial works
Author:
L.P. Philippi Company
Subject:
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Description and travel
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Pictorial works
Subject:
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Description:
A history of La Crosse, Wisconsin, as told in reminiscences of Fredericka Augusta (Mrs. John M.) Levy, from the time of her arrival there in 1845 until about 1904. The first few pages are written in the German language and in old script. The stories are then handwritten in English.
Collection stored, all or in-part, at ARC: Collection can be requested for transfer through the Area Research Center (ARC) Network, consult Reading Room Staff.; Presented by Ellis B. Usher, 1910.
Author:
Alex. Simplot
Subject:
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Pictorial works
Author:
Western Wisconsin Techinical College
Subject:
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Creator:
David J. Marcou
Author:
Press Publishing Company
Subject:
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Newspapers
Description:
A special illustrated edition the newspaper titled "The Sunday Press from 1904. Articles include politics and progressive mindset, transportation, Oak Grove Cemeteries and public buildings, art and architecture, women, the lumbering business, philanthropic endeavors, beer brewing, banking, mills and the agricultural industries, and some advertising.
Author:
Douglas Connell
Subject:
La Crosse (Wis.)--History--Anecdotes
United States
Wisconsin
La Crosse
Creator:
Douglas Connell
Description:
ocm31766088 "A La Crosse History Works book."
Author:
Wisconsin Public Television
Subject:
La Crosse (Wis.)--History
Creator:
David Hestad
Carol Larson
Wisconsin Public Television
Wisconsin Historical Society
Description:
Wisconsin Hometown Stories: La Crosse is a movie available in streaming video and transcript that follows the evolution of the city at the junction of the Mississippi, Black and La Crosse Rivers from its earliest days to the present. Also available here are links to teacher resources, an interactive map and gallery of the 1867 birdseye view of La Crosse, and a short history of La Crosse written by Michael Goc. This was produced through a partnership of the Wisconsin Public Television and the Wisconsin Historical Society.